Category Archives: Giveaways / Competitions


I’m helping my talented friend Josie Skipper, of Love Ideas Ink, celebrate the first birthday of her beautiful, sweet, papery business, with a special giveaway of my products. Click here to go to the page where you can ENTER THE … Continue reading

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Pink Ribbon giveaway at Crafternoon Tea

This Saturday I’ll have my regularly stall at Crafternoon Tea Craft Market in Kingsland. The market is supporting the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation with a Pink Ribbon Breakfast, and I am contributing a pink-themed prize for a giveaway that … Continue reading

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2010: My year in blogging

I started this blog back in April. Over the past months there have been many times when I haven’t managed to blog as often as I wanted (or, let’s face it, at all!), but looking back over all the posts … Continue reading

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…and the winner is…

CONGRATULATIONS to April Yedinak who has won the giveaway!  Here’s what April had to say about where she lives and what she’s loving about this time of year: “I live in Hodgenville, KY. Birthplace of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. It is … Continue reading

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Rainbow eggs and a basket of flowers

If you haven’t already entered the giveaway, don’t miss out! I’m picking the winner on Tuesday (New Zealand time). I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying reading all your comments for the giveaway! Most of you are in the Northern … Continue reading

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Cosy Friday evening

It’s Friday night and there’s a Spring storm shuddering against the house outside but inside we’re all snug and cosy. The fire is cranking in our wood stove… …and there’s nothing like a cute, cuddly friend to make you feel … Continue reading

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Spring love: magnolia blossoms

I’m so enjoying reading the comments you’re posting for the giveaway about what you’re loving this time of year. Don’t forget you can enter the giveaway right up until Tuesday morning (NZ time), so keep sharing your seasonal loves and go … Continue reading

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Fresh start and a GIVEAWAY!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been two months since I last posted. Ouch. I’m afraid I somehow managed to get myself stuck in a great, fat, muddy blog block and just couldn’t get myself out of it.  Thank you to all you … Continue reading

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